A BRU TRUNK DOLL
Lovingly Handmade In The USA
By Mary Benner
Photography By Allen Benner
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Little Millie is 11” tall and has the following features:
1. Skillfully painted head poured in white porcelain. The head comes with a cork pate.
2. A jointed French composition body with Bru label.
3. Beautiful blue/gray solid glass British eyes.
4. 3 Lovely mohair wigs in different styles and shades of blond.
5. Millie’s Sunday Best Dress is made of pink silk dupioni with an overlay of embroidered cotton lace and embellished with pale pink silk ribbons. Her dress is fully lined in silk. Her bonnet is made of the same silk fabric as the dress and decorated with silk ribbons & vintage pastel millinery flowers. A string of pink pearls, a tiny cone shape silk purse, a pair of ecru shoes and knitted socks accents her Sunday Best outfit.
6. Millie’s Red Silk Holiday Dress is made of red silk dupioni and trimmed in black velvet with a antique black beaded “collar” with a black velvet belt with a gold buckle. A silk bonnet decorated with black ostrich feathers and a silk beaded purse compliment this ensemble. Black shoes (with tiny heels & leather rosettes on the toes), black hand knit stockings and a black beaded necklace coordinate with this special holiday dress.
7. Millie’s “Going Calling” Dress is made of luxurious SILK TAFFETTA. This silk fabric has tiny “gingham” like checks in shades of brown and gold with tiny embroidery “dots” in the middle of each square. The dress is decorated with lace, brown velvet and brown silk ribbon.
8. Millie’s Winter Cape, although a little hard to make out in the photo because of all the dark colors, is made of very dark brown silk velvet and fully lined in dark brown silk taffeta. This lovely cape is trimmed with black fringe. She has a matching brown velvet hat decorated with black fringe, brown silk ribbons and a genuine, vintage. mink fur tail. A beaded hat pin anchors the bonnet to her head. A beaded purse and a pair of brown leather lace up boots compliments this ensemble.
9. Milles’s Nightgown is made of cotton fabric, trimmed in lace. knitted bunny slippers keep her feet warm on cold winter nights and a "kerosene" lantern helps her find her way in the dark.
10. Millie Has Two Sets Of Undergarments. The ivory set includes a lace trim half slip and pantaloons and a corset.
11. Millie comes with a wooden trunk with leather straps and replica Bru label. The trunk measures approx 12"L x 7.5"W x 5"H.
INSIDE THE TRUNK
12. Milllie will come with a tapestry covered stand, Certificate of Authenticity and hand signed by Mary Benner.